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Exploring the space between the group and the individual

The Claremont Trio (from left: cellist Julia Bruskin, pianist Donna Kwong, and violinist Emily Bruskin) performed in the Sunday program. The Claremont Trio (from left: cellist Julia Bruskin, pianist Donna Kwong, and violinist Emily Bruskin) performed in the Sunday program. (lisa-marie mazzucco)
By Matthew Guerrieri
Globe Correspondent / December 2, 2008

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The British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who studies the ties between social structure and evolution, once pegged the average human conversation at 3.4 people: a trio has room for one more, but add a fourth, and the group starts to split apart. No wonder Elliott Carter likes the string quartet. Each of his essays in the genre - from the groundbreaking ... (Full article: 383 words)

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